Recognizing the qualities of stainless steel that make it so good for use in fabrication, rigging, and cable manufacturing as well as commercial, industrial, and residential projects is very essential. So here are seven benefits of using stainless steel:
1. Corrosion Resistance
Stainless steel was first made by Harry Brearley in 1913 and it was called the world’s first ‘rustless steel’. The key component that gave stainless steel this quality was the chromium content and it was a major breakthrough in its development. Stainless steel has changed a lot since then with many different types/grades available.
2. Fire and heat resistance
Stainless steel has good resistance to fire and heat because it does not oxidize at high temperatures. Stainless steel can keep its strength under harsh and extreme conditions very well. Chromium is important for this and makes stainless steel a great choice for fire resistance and fire prevention.
Stainless steel is a very hygienic material. Its shiny and smooth surface does not let dirt, grime and bacteria stick to it easily. When they get dirty, they can be easily cleaned, as it is very easy to clean and sanitize them. The ease of cleaning and maintenance makes stainless steel a good choice for environments where hygiene is important.
4. Impact resistance and strength
Stainless steel is not prone to brittleness at high and low temperatures. This makes stainless steel strong and good with impact resistance.
5. Aesthetic appearance
Stainless steel has always been seen as a graceful, beautiful and modern material. Many see it as a material that has a brightness that reflects a sense of purity. It is also a material that has lasted over time and if anything, has become more and more popular as a functional and decorative choice in homes and businesses around the world.
Stainless steel is usually made from about 70% scrap metal meaning it uses what is not needed. Also, it can be recycled in its original form which means it can be used for something else if it stops serving its original purpose. It won’t release harmful chemicals like some other materials during the recycling process.
7. Long term value
Stainless steel is a good choice of material when you think about how long it lasts and all the other factors mentioned above. Its popularity in our society has increased the competition from suppliers meaning the prices are very competitive. This, along with the fact that stainless steel is very cheap to maintain, means you’ll get great value when choosing it as your material of choice. Also, we’ve just mentioned that it can be recycled completely means that it is really hard to lose out on stainless steel as a solution.